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Old 06-02-2014, 01:34 PM   #20341
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You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon.
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"We need breathing room!"

Sigh, I wish they would get Nick Meyer to do the new star trek movies. I almost walked out of into darkness...
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:11 AM   #20347
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"Earth, Hitler, 1938."

I haven't seen Into Darkness yet, principally because I'm afraid it will suck.
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"Earth, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 2014"

I have.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:37 AM   #20349
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While I despise JJ Abrams as a horrible hack writer, the rebooted Star Trek movies were entertaining enough to satisfy. Just pretend you aren't a hardcore trekkie/er when you watch and everything will be fine. Incidentally, Cumberbatch is no Montalban. Not enough chesty.

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Speaking of romance, ahem.

One of the SoCal guys on MiataForumz posted a request for help from Miata owners in the area:

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One of our club members is going to pop the question to his lady by having at least 35 Miata's park in the shape of "marry me" in a parking lot. He operates an aerial photo company using small drones with live cameras mounted to it so the picture shows up on a ground monitor. His lady will think they are just out on a "shoot" but will actually see his proposal via the monitor. So far we have 26 Miata's set for this clever proposal but a few more would make it even better. Anyone in Southern California with a Miata can join our group this coming Sunday, June 8, at the parking lot of Temescal Canyon High School, 28755 El Toro Road, Lake Elsinore, CA. 10:30 AM sharp. After this is complete there will be a ride over the Ortega Hwy. and up to "Johnny Rebs Southern Roadhouse" in the City of Orange, CA for a late lunch/early dinner. Please contact me IF you are interested. (949) 701-6866 cell
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:06 PM   #20351
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Incidentally, Cumberbatch is no Montalban. Not enough chesty.
Ironically, when you go back and watch the original Space Seed episode of the old series, Khan is kind of a *****. As in "Kirk, you have beaten me at a fair fist-fight, so my crew and I cheerfully agree to be exiled on this remote planet without any further attempts at escape or deception."

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I have a closer to 200 dollar coffee maker that is supremely awesome except that the original design dribbled coffee all over the counter when you poured it. Complaints were met with "this carafe has been used on a popular brand (MR Coffee) for hundreds of thousands of units and should not be a problem."

Ha ha, mine leaks.

Enough bitching and over a year later, the company redesigned the pour spout and sent it to all their customers under warranty (upon request of course).

I bet you don't get that for <$50.
Nope, we do not get that for our under $50 POS Then again, it was donated, so it's hard to argue with free. It'll be a lot of machine washing towels and using paper towels before this becomes a bad deal for us.

Been pondering using some epoxy to modify the spout. Not sure what cheap, available, inert, and high-temp tolerant polymer I could mold though. I wonder if I could simply mold the opening a bit using epoxy alone. Or maybe I need to find a 3D printer.

Also considering filing down the very tip of the spout to create a more abrupt ending rather than the nice rounded edge it has now. The idea being to create turbulence that breaks the adhesion/surface tension/whatever between the coffee and the surface. So more '65 Daytona and less Cobra.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:28 PM   #20353
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Related: Has anyone else noticed that there are zero sub 50 dollar coffee pots that actually pour well? They all have the most retarded form>function spouts that dribble coffee all over the place. Then it burns on the little heater pad and cakes onto the bottom of the pot. This leads to endless 30 second cleanings of the heat thingy and the general area.
Peasants. Use this:

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"Earth, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 2014"

I have.
Better voice your opinion before they block this site as well.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:58 PM   #20355
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Typically, when I most need coffee is precisely when I have the least patience for bothering with the (relative) hassles of getting wake up juice in my cup. Certainly, I can't be the only one who uses the easy button.

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Old 06-03-2014, 01:22 PM   #20356
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I have that easy button. It works well for when I'm out the door and don't want to wait around. For those times when I want a good cup of coffee, I have one of these:

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Whenever people complain about the federal government here in the US, I can't help but think of things like, oh, the Turkish parliament, just to pick a legislative body completely at random.

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Been pondering using some epoxy to modify the spout. Not sure what cheap, available, inert, and high-temp tolerant polymer I could mold though. I wonder if I could simply mold the opening a bit using epoxy alone. Or maybe I need to find a 3D printer.
Though not technically food safe, it's probably fine (it's silicone):



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Typically, when I most need coffee is precisely when I have the least patience for bothering with the (relative) hassles of getting wake up juice in my cup. Certainly, I can't be the only one who uses the easy button.

you guys pressed the "nasty" button. assuming that the old aluminum thing is a percolator.
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you guys pressed the "nasty" button. assuming that the old aluminum thing is a percolator.
It isn't.

It's an Italian design known as a Moka pot, also used to make Cuban-style espresso. The water starts at the bottom, passes up through a container of grounds in the middle, and comes to rest in the upper chamber.



Once the coffee enters the upper chamber, it stays there. There is no recirculation as in a percolator.





I have one of these which my grandmother gave to me, it's probably 50 years old. I've never tried using it to make American-style coffee, but it's hand-down the best way to make espresso at home.
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I <3 moka pot. I used to get laughed at for hauling one around while backpacking, then I quietly smirked at them with my pinky up while they drank instant coffee.
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